St John in the Wilderness

Welcome to the Church of St John in the Wilderness in the Church of England parish of Withycombe Raleigh with Exmouth.

St John in the Wilderness has a lively, active and mission-oriented church community.

This community reflects the local population in comprising people of a wide range of age and backgrounds, worshipping in a variety of styles.

The church has a modern catholic tradition centred on the eucharist.  Through liturgy and worship, faith exploration, social events, community concern, and outreach, our aim is to grow together in likeness to Jesus Christ.


Events & Activities

Regular Services

The Church Building




Meeting Room


Contact Us


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The Church of England (Anglican) Parish of Withycombe Raleigh with Exmouth in the Diocese of Exeter (Devon) in the UK. Our three churches are the Parish Church of St. John the Evangelist, Withycombe Raleigh; St. John in the Wilderness and All Saints’ Exeter Road, Exmouth.

The Parish Office,
The Parish Church Hall
Withycombe Village Road
Exmouth EX8 3AE​

Tel.: 01395 272239 (Monday -  Friday 10.00am  -  11.00 am)

Please see our Safeguarding Policy here

If you have a concern about the safety or someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:
Our Parish Safeguarding Representative is Mrs. Amanda Longbottom who can be contacted on Tel: 01395 272309 or email:

Please ONLY use this number and email address for safeguarding concerns and NOT general enquiries. Thank you.

The link to the Exeter Diocesan Safeguarding Team’s contact details is –

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 1111